Copenhagen Business School, CBS, invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship on the theme “Sustainable construction, innovation and institutionalization.”
The successful candidate will be involved in sustainable platform CBS. Platform sustainable CBS (http://www.cbs.dk/Sustainability) facilitates the development of research, education and awareness on the sustainability of the SCS. It serves as a catalyst and communication skills that can be used to meet the challenges of sustainability social, environmental and economic society.
The main supervisor is Prof. Andreas Rasche CBS and secondary supervisor will be Professor Susse Georg Aalborg University (Copenhagen campus). Detachment mandatory / research stay of 6 months will take place at The VELUX Group (http://www.velux.com/sustainable_living).
There is a growing interest in the construction industry and policy makers in promoting sustainable construction. Based on economic sociology and organization theory, the objective of the research is to analyze the institutionalization of sustainable construction and technical innovations, organizational and management implications. The PhD project will explore the practices of key actors in the value chain – clients, architects, subcontractors, material suppliers and planners – and discuss the challenges and opportunities for inter-organizational collaboration .

The research will be conducted in collaboration with VELUX based demonstration buildings house assets and long-term vision of sustainable living in buildings. The project can answer the following research questions:
1) How involved in the construction industry work together to develop sustainability standards, for example, sustainability labels, professional standards and certification systems that shape collective understanding in the sector and facilitate dissemination of model design and construction methods?
2) How these actors creating innovative practices that can enable them to seize business opportunities related to sustainable construction, providing them and society with a greater value than the status quo?
Authorities 3) How do construction and planning to meet, understand and accept new (voluntary) standards, design patterns and methods of construction?

When recruiting at CBS, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Denmark for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately preceding the date of hire. Compulsory national service and / or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Priority will be given to candidates with high grades from their universities. The PhD scholarship is funded by the European Union FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network Grant (ITN) entitled “Research Training Network and skills for sustainability-Driven Innovation”. This project funds 14 doctoral students across Europe and connects the major European research institutions, and other business and non-commercial partners that offer a variety of opportunities for the doctorate. The PhD is expected to participate in relevant activities of knowledge sharing within the network. More information on this project is available here: http://www.eabis.org/projects/project-detail-view.html?uid=42
The three-year PhD at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of teachers CBS, supported by training in research. The program is very international, and you are required to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information on the PhD program, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in universities and research institutes, but also in government and business where their research skills are increasingly in demand. One-third of CBS PhD graduates go to work outside universities and public research institutes.

Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its education and research. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organization of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational activities and dissemination).
For more information please contact:
Professor Mette Morsing, mm.ikl @ cbs.dk.
Professor Andreas Rasche, ara.ikl @ cbs.dk
Appointment and salary will be in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance agreed with the Danish Central University Organisation and the European Commission FP7 rules.
General information:
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes the obligation to disseminate the results of research (eg through conferences). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the Danish national collective agreement. The scholarship includes tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with application per month. DKK 23,770 (approx. € 3.160) DKK 28,964 (approx. € 3.860) depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totaling 17,1% of 85 per cent of base salary.
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The student will be enrolled in school PhD in organization and management.
To be eligible, the candidate must have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). Training in the social sciences is required. The candidate must have successfully completed a master’s degree before starting a PhD at CBS. The candidate must be fluent in English.


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  1. Application for 2014/2015 for PhD in Sustainable in Construction

    I am writing to inquiry if it is possible to apply in advance.



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